Black or white?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bleuhhhh, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. bleuhhhh macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2007
    Hello guys... wanna know which of them two (Macbook white or black) will be the more esay to scratch? On which of them will it be more visible?? Please leave your experiences...
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Since they're made of the same material, they would be susceptible to scratches equally. Generally speaking, black looks incredible (like on cars) when it's clean and perfect, but dirt and scratches are usually more visible on black than white. Ultimately, it's a matter of personal preference.
  3. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2004
    Not sure how easily you'll see scratches on either of them but the black MacBook is notorious for showing even the faintest fingerprint.
  4. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    have you seen the two models up close? the black has a matte finish, opposed to the white's glossy finish. in terms of scratching, all you have to do is breathe on the white macbook, and it'll pick up a few scratches. it's true that the black will show the finger prints and oils, but the white model scratches like crazy.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Of course I've seen both models up close and used both. I wouldn't offer an opinion if I had no personal knowledge or experience on the matter. It's not a matter of glossy or matte finish. The white may scratch, but the scratches aren't as visible as they are on the black. Black shows imperfections much more than white, as evidenced by the fingerprints, oils, etc.
  6. Mjmar macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    judging from my experience with iPod videos, the white scratches less than the black. Personally, I like the white better.
  7. kingcrowing macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    the macbook materials are a lot different than the iPods. I work on computers ereryday, and the black ones will stay looking new for much longer, or that is what I've seen. Even if they do both scratch as easily, they don't show up on the black, and you can wipe off fingerprints etc off the blackbook pretty easily. If you are that OCD though, spend the extra cash and get a MBP, no scratchs (unless it REALLY gets scratched) and no fingerprints...
  8. iDAG macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2007
    Athens, Ohio
    Owning a Black MacBook myself, I can say that I still have no scratches and compared to the white ones I see in the stores, black does look better. The white model has a glossy finish which causes it to scratch more easily like the 5th generation iPod classic. The matte finish does a better job of staying "clean".
  9. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Get the black Macbook if you want to see every fingerprint you ever leave on it.



    Otherwise, get the white.
  10. bleuhhhh thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2007
    well the image is revealing... i'll still be confused about my choice, thx guys!
  11. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
    Cleaning solves this issue though...

    To OP:

    Black mostly hides scratches, but white doesn't scratch as easily as some people here suggest. My white is 1.5 years old and it hardly has any visible scratches.

    The significant advantage black has IMO is that it doesn't get dirty as easily as white. I have to clean my white every 2 weeks with rubber, tissues and regular wet cloth for like half an hour to fully clean it. Rather annoying...
  12. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    While they are made of the same material. The finish would lead most people to believe that they are in fact different materials. The black doesn't scratch as much as the white does. An Incase Hardshell Case would solve that problem and gave you the matte finish in a variety of other colors.
  13. Chrispy macrumors 68020


    Dec 27, 2004
    I have used both and what is being said here for the most part is true to both. The white was very easy to scratch and the black was a grease magnet. Just get a protective cover as was mentioned and get what you think looks best :p
  14. sargent bannana macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2008
    i hate the color white just dont like it cant stand it white cars, white shirts, white ipods, white macs, white wii(i hide my wii) etc...

    i prefer black over anything all the ipods i have owned were black, laptops black, computers black, i only own 1 white shirt

    i think black looks best on electronics its gives it a sleek sexy look white gets dirt fast and looks ugly

    thats my opinion though


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